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Adirondack storyteller Mitch Lee.  Photo: Mitch Lee
Adirondack storyteller Mitch Lee. Photo: Mitch Lee

National Storytelling Day: "The White Feather" by Mitch Lee

Today is the first day of spring. It's also World Storytelling Day -- a global celebration of the art of oral storytelling, celebrated every year on the vernal equinox in the northern hemisphere, the first day of autumn in the southern. Everyone has a story to tell, and there are lots of storytellers in our region.

For over 25 years, Mitch Lee has been telling tales about life in the mountains and the big woods. He was born and raised in the west-central Adirondacks. When he isn't busy spinning tales at schools, libraries and community groups, Lee runs the Parks Department in Inlet, NY where he helps promote local tourism. He also writes the weekly column, Growing up Adirondack, for The Weekly Adirondack newspaper. Todd Moe spoke with Mitch Lee about his love of telling tales and asked him to share a favorite local story called, The White Feather.  Go to full article
Pyrites storyteller Jan Hutslar
Pyrites storyteller Jan Hutslar

Listen up: the art of telling tales

Every year around the first day of Spring in the Northern Hemisphere (or the first day of Autumn in the Southern Hemisphere) people all over the world gather to tell stories for World Storytelling Day.

Pyrites storyteller Jan Hutslar joins Todd Moe in the studio to share her love of telling tales with a story by Faith Ringgold set in Harlem.  Go to full article
Deborah Dunleavy
Deborah Dunleavy

Sharing stories in Brockville

Some of Canada's best storytellers will gather at the Brockville Museum on Friday and Saturday for the 13th Annual Festival of Storytelling. Among the guests this weekend will be Newfoundland fiddler and storyteller Kelly Russell and Sally Jaeger, telling stories for the whole family. Artistic Director Deborah Dunleavy, a member of the Thousand Islands Yarnspinners, says the event will include stories, spooky costumes and fiddle music. Todd Moe spoke with her about the art of telling tales.  Go to full article

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